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Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

(A) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(B) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component in municipal trash, many municipalities tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal is reduced.
(C) Because paper of all kinds are the biggest single components in municipal trash, many municipalities have tried to recycle to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(D) All kinds of paper are the biggest single components of municipal trash, and so many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(E) All kinds of paper is the biggest single component of municipal trash, so many municipalities have tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal could be reduced.
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"Kinds"... and "is" do not agree... Kinds requires a plural verb (are).

As such, I think A is correct. OA?
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B is awkwardly phrased. Is reduced at the end of the sentence is wordy and awkward

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Please explain Y E is wrong


E is awkward. In comparison with A, it looks redundant.
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This is testing singular/plural verb form. The subject will dictate which form to use.

"paper of all kinds" is singular. Paper is the subject. "of all kinds" is a phrase that modifies Paper. The verb form should be "is. Eliminate C.
"all kinds of paper" is plural. "All kinds" is the subject. "of paper" modifies it. The verb form should be "are" Eliminate E.

paper being the single component in municipal trash and efforts to reduce trash disposal are continuous thoughts and should not be disconnected by "and" Eliminate D.

B is wordier.

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